Four people are dead while several others sustained injuries when a gas tank exploded in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos state.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, which manages emergency situations and disaster in the state said it activated emergency response for the incident that occurred around, 6:00 am on Thursday.
In a statement, Nosa Okunbor, the agency’s spokesman, said an investigation revealed that a gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded, burning buildings around it.
He said, “though the cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained, four persons died while several others were injured.”
Okunbor said various agencies have been deployed at the scene of the inferno to prevent a further spread of the fire.
“On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was observed that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned location.
“Further investigation at the scene revealed that a gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded by burning buildings around. The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at the moment.
“Unfortunately, Four mortalities were recorded and several others injured. A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings,” Okunbor said
By Abel Ejikeme